Estes Shuttle
BIG Boost Glider & Motors
[EST 7246]

Skill Level 5 - This special offer includes a pack of D12-3 motors, wadding, and glue. No really a scale model but kinda in a way ;-)

NASA's fleet of white elephants are all museum pieces, but you can own your very own "shuttle" with the ESTES Shuttle. The rocket stands proudly at 23.2 inches and can reach 500 feet when powered with an E12-4 engine. The shuttle glider itself is 12.2 inches long and has an 8.9 inch wingspan. When the conditions are right, one minute shuttle glides are very possible. According to Estes hypemongers that's pretty impressive!

Laser cut wood, waterslide decals and a 24 inch plastic chute are included. You'd be silly if you didn't opt for a Recovery Upgrade Kit D.

While the Estes Es are still illegal in Europe (Brexit to the rescue???) The BT-80 body allows a fantastic number of clustered motors including Estes 24mm Ds and Klima's 18mm Ds. The best combo IMHO is a five motors mount (available only from us) with 4 x 18mm around a central 24mm mount. You'll have a several ways to get D total impulse as well as E and just about F!

Vital Statistics

Length: 23.3 in. (58.9 cm)
Diameter: 2.6 in. (66 mm)
Shuttle Wingspan: 8.9 in. (22.6 cm)
Estimated Weight: 9.5 oz. (269.3 g)
Recovery: 24 in. (61cm) Parachute Recovery Recovery Upgrade: Kit D
Glue: Gorilla Wood glue or epoxy
Launch equipment: Minimum Maxi Rod in a Porta Pad but better the Klima Air Launcher with 6mm rod
Recommended Engines: D12-3 (First Flight), *E12-4

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.


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